Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Does Obama have a problem using the word "GOD"

It seems that we are facing the fact that the Most Merciful, All Knowing, President Barack Obama has left out the phrase "under God" from his reading of the Gettysburg Address on this the 150th Anniversary.

You will notice, that he pauses, which leads me to believe that it is there (and he knows it is there) but deliberately leaves it out.


I believe that by removing GOD, and doing it on a regular basis, you get people into the habit of thinking that GOD is not the most important person in our lives -- the STATE is. 

And that is where he wants to take us -- that the STATE is the arbiter of all things, not GOD.



Sunday, November 17, 2013

What You Can do to Help the Philippines...

Our colleague over at Restore DC Catholicism has some good recommendations if you plan to donate.  Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is not one of them.

Go here for more information.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

CUA cuts ties with NASW (UPDATE)

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The new dean of Catholic University’s School of Social Service (NCSSS) is under fire from abortion supporters after announcing the school would no longer partner with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) because of the group’s strong policy stance in favor of legalized abortion.

Will Rainford, who has served as dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service since June, told students in an email that he would “no longer allow NCSSS to officially partner or collaborate with NASW … based solely on NASW’s overt public position that social workers should advocate for access to abortions.”

You can read the rest here.

Way to go CUA!!!!!



Someone I have known for apx. 15 years, and who has been in the field of social work even longer, wrote the following to me: 

wow...good for CUA! NASW is a militant advocator for pro-choice; gay and lesbian issues; yet they are silent and ineffective on advocating for social workers in this country (i.e. economic compensation for what social workers do; demanding respect for what social workers do -- fyi -- social workers provide over 50% of all mental health in this country--which excludes child & adult protection; psychiatrists provide about 10% yet the American Psychiatric Association is an extremely powerful and wealthy organization--they are the ones that just re-did the psych diagnosing (DSM 5)etc....). It was not NASW that stood up to the Psychiatric Association -- it was NIH who said....nope, we don't agree with your diagnosing so we're going to come up with our own! It'll be interesting what NASW does from this CUA event....CUA school of social work is one of the top ones in the country so it holds a lot of weight....we'll see......


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) on Medjugorje presentations in the US

According to a letter from the Apostolic Nuncio to the USCCB, it seems that one of the visionaries of Medjugorje will be giving presentations in a number of parishes in the US.  According to the letter:

"clerics and the faithful are not permitted to participate in meetings, conferences or public celebrations during which the credibility of such ‘apparitions’ would be taken for granted.”

For the complete letter, go here:

Hat Tip to Fr. Z's Blog.